NASA to Research Ethereum Blockchain Tech for Deep Space Exploration

Nishanth Shetty

Nishanth Shetty

April 17, 2018 3:35 pm

NASA to Research Ethereum Blockchain Tech for Deep Space Exploration | Coindelite News
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Ethereum’s Blockchain Tech to be Researched by NASA for Deep Space Exploration

One of the research projects funded and co-run by NASA is looking forward to grasping the Ethereum blockchain’s smart contracts technology for automating spacecraft plan while avoiding space wreck.

According to the reports, the move could potentially have particular implications for deep space probes, NASA is putting resources behind a research project that fundamentally visualize the use of blockchain technology for improving and making the space communications and navigation more effective and safer.

Name of the Research Project is called as ‘Resilient Networking and Computing Paradigm,’ and the head would be Dr. Jin Wei Kocsis, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Akron (UA).

The winner of a three-year $330,000 grant, Kocsis will be looking forward to developing a cognitive architecture wherein spacecraft would no longer required to depend on crucial information from scientists on earth.

Instead, Ethereum-based smart contracts will help spacecraft ‘think on their own’ to detect and evade floating space debris that could prove significantly damaging in the event of a collision, an announcement from UA explains.

Dr. Kocsis added:

“In this project, the Ethereum blockchain technology will be exploited to develop a decentralized, secure, and cognitive networking and computing infrastructure for deep space exploration. The blockchain consensus protocols will be further explored to improve the resilience of the infrastructure.”

Kocsis wants to see the decentralized architecture help the spacecraft automate data gathering with other tasks through allowing the scientists back on earth for analyzing the data instead of spending time studying over calculations of flight paths of deep space inquiries for anticipating the environmental hazards.

She Included:

“I hope to develop technology that can recognize environmental threats and avoid them, as well as complete some tasks automatically.”

Still, it is not clear about the Ethereum blockchain – public or private- being considered for the research project.

NASA’s advanced communications program manager Thomas Kacpura at the Glenn Research Center said that the application of decentralized technology could lead to next-generation space networks.

He said:

“The research project could lead to decentralized processing among NASA’s space network nodes in a secure fashion that means a more responsive and resilient network that’s scalable which can also integrate today’s networks.”

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